Hot on the heels of the Floorplan v Mark Broom double-header on EPM, Robert Hood is back in full minimal techno mode. Reflector / Rotate administers the techno antidote to Hood‘s house alias as his no nonsense stripped down aesthetic gradually reveals layers and textures of tension and soul within his machine funk ethos.
Reflector picks up from the peak-time driving pulse as shown throughout his Paradigm Shift project on Dekmantel giving plenty of big room punch just when needed. Euphoric synths and key changes add to Hood‘s usual minimal palate, adding a few goose bumps moments on the way.
Rotate pairs this back to basics as a solid beat gives way to muted keys and subtle atmospherics, throwing a deeper shadow across the dancefloor. Less is definitely more here.